YMMV / Nick Jr.

  • Dork Age: Ever since the channel got rid of Moose A. Moose in 2012, and launched NickMom, many parents and teens who watched the older shows when they were little believe that the channel has gone downhill. NickMom eventually went defunct in 2015, but things haven't been improving since then. The channel has adopted a habit of not making any shows of real educational value since 2015, with many, if not all of their shows claiming to teach "social skills" but doing so poorly, as they are really only made to sell toys. The channel tends to screw over shows that don't make monster ratings, similar to its parent channel, and show blatant favoritism to certain shows. They also air Kuu Kuu Harajuku, which is not suitable for preschoolers at all. And to rub more salt to the wound, they did not celebrate, or even acknowledge for that matter, the 20th anniversary of Blue's Clues, to the dismay of many longtime fans.
    • Not even the Noggin app was immune. It is an app dedicated to streaming classic Nick Jr. shows, but they have recently added Blaze, Umizoomi, Guppies, PAW Patrol and even former network darling Dora the Explorer, all of which are, save for Dora, are technically not classic shows. They also have Robot and Monster on the app, which is not a classic nor a show for preschoolers in the first place.)
    • Nowadays, Nick Jr is seen as the Black Sheep of the "Little Three" (Nick Jr, Disney Junior, and PBS Kids), due to almost all of the shows that Nick Jr shows favoritism towards are of very little substance: talking down to children, and only existing to sell toys, while Disney Junior and PBS Kids put more effort into their content than ever before in The New '10s, creating critically acclaimed and commercially successful shows that are actually good for kids: Doc McStuffins, Sofia the First, The Lion Guard, Elena of Avalor, Puppy Dog Pals, Vampirina, Wild Kratts, Odd Squad, Nature Cat, and Ready Jet Go!. Even Arthur and Sesame Street, PBS' Long-Runners are redeeming themselves after going through brief series rot.
    • And now Nick Jr is planning to air Regal Academy, of all shows.
  • Ear Worm: Many of the channel jingles used on Nick Jr. over the years tend to be this, such as the "Do-Do-Doo-Doo Song", as seen in this video.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Nick Jr. airs more music videos than MTV, which is also owned by Viacom.
  • Just Here for Godzilla: Nowadays, older viewers only watch the channel for Thomas And Friends, since this show has a huge fanbase that every other Nick Jr show could only dream of having, and it has been removed from PBS at the end of 2017.
  • Memetic Mutation: Face, sort of, there are several Youtube Poop's like this one: ever heard Face sing the "Bed Intruder" song?
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks!: Face got a major face lift in the mid-2000s that most people considered vastly inferior to 90s Face. His voice and design were completely changed, and viewer interaction was cut down to a near minimum, with him pretty much being relegated to only telling you what show was up next. Beyond that, his "doo-doo-doot" followed by a giggle felt like a really pale imitation of the original rather than its own thing. Let's just say most children of the era weren't exactly thrilled by it. This variant didn't last very long, as he suffered Chuck Cunningham Syndrome by 2005.
  • Win Back the Crowd: After their reputation fell into a pothole since 2012, they managed to get a lot of people excited when they announced a Blue's Clues reboot. Even better, they're keeping it in its original format!
    • They have also been given praise for treating the acclaimed series, Thomas the Tank Engine nicely so far. Probably even better than PBS ever treated it.
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